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Westfield Sydney (see also Centrepoint and 85 Castlereagh)

architect

Design architects- JWA (concept, new tower design). Westfield Design and Construction main architects. Interiors- Japanese interior design company Wonderwall.

location

Block bound by Pitt mall, Market and Castlereagh Streets (entry to Pitt Street Mall).

date

2011

style

Millennium Amorphic 

construction

Reinforced concrete frame, curtain wall glazing. 32st/150m/off
stage 1-reconstruct centrepoint tower office tower
stage2-new 150m office tower and retail podium
stage3-refurb of podium
whole complex completed in 2011.

type

Office Building, retail mall podium. 5-6 star ABGR
Co-gen power, blackwater recycling.
  Project consists of-
Combination of Centrepoint, Imperial and Skygarden malls into upscale mall.
Refurbishment of 1969 100 Market St tower (old ATO)
Construction of new tower (85 Castlereagh).
 
 
 
 
 
  Above- in the lower level is the "Urban precinct". It is a good space, using brickwork, open batten ceilings and polished concrete floors to good effect. Much less stuffy than the levels above.
 
  Above- the general mall levels (mostly luxury fashion). The layouts were designed by the Japanese interior design company Wonderwall. The levels have been carefully graded to tie together the former Centrepoint and Skygarden malls.
 
  Above- the successful food area on level five. This was designed by the in-house Westfield creative team, and uses a hugely different architectural language to the lower levels (a bit like a suburban mall being dropped on top of the minimalist cold Japanese mall).
 
  85 Castlereagh under construction, and the planning model.
 
  JWA competition images. Photos: Westfield Group
   
 
  Above- progressive design development of the Pitt and Market Street corner.
  History of the Site
 
  Site- the corner of PITT and MARKET streets (entry to Pitt Street Mall).
1870 ... A butcher, a surgery, dentist, and Woodward (an oyster merchant), F.C sold music and books.
All demolished in 1887.
Next came the stunning "Her Majesty's theater'. WOW. Was burnt down in 1902 and moved up to Haymarket.
 
 
The corner from 1970 until 2010.
The current refurbishment and recladding of the existing structure being undertaken by Westfield, to be completed late 2010 (picture JWA Architects). Westfield Sydney City
 
Overview

Centrepoint was the first shopping centre of its kind in Sydney's central business district. It opened in 1972 with 52 shops, many of which are still trading today. The centre was added to the Westfield portfolio in December 2001.

Westfield Centrepoint is located in the heart of Sydney below the landmark tourist attraction Centrepoint Tower and has links to Sydney's major department stores Myer and David Jones. The centre is home to 140 specialty stores, many exclusive to Centrepoint.



Westfield Centrepoint was extensively refurbished in 1984 and further upgraded in 1996 and 2000. In 2007, the centre received approval from the City of Sydney to integrate with the adjoining Imperial Arcade and Skygarden sites, creating a world-class retail and office precinct.

The completed centre will showcase top local and international retailers. Its focus on high-quality design and features will build on Westfield’s experience with CBD shopping centre redevelopments in San Francisco, Los Angeles and London.

The proposal to redevelop Centrepoint, Imperial Arcade and Sydney Central Plaza is one that aims to create a world-class retail and office precinct in the heart of the city. Westfield ’s plans for a fully-integrated mall will give the whole area a long-overdue facelift and showcase the best retailers from Australia and around the world.

The existing centres are outdated and shoppers and city workers need a map and compass to navigate their way through confusing arcades over different levels. The project is more about improving design and quality rather than increasing the overall size of the centres. There will be only 50 more shops out of a total 3500 in the CBD, and an extra 123 car parks beneath the office tower.

Work will take place in carefully managed stages over about three years pending council approval.

Westfield Centrepoint is owned by Westfield Group.


The 100 Market Street tower (Centrepoint podium) under construction in 1970.

ITEM DETAIL
Address Cnr Pitt St Mall and Market St
Sydney NSW 2000
Telephone (02) 9231 9300
Website http://westfield.com/pittstop 
Total retail space 88,128m2 or 948,609ft2 (approx) (including Centrepoint, Skygarden and Imperial Arcade)
Number of Retailers 293
Car Parking Spaces 0
Annual Turnover A$233.2 million (2007)
Annual Customer Visits 47.9 million pa (approx)
Demographics Westfield Centrepoint services four distinct customer segments; CBD workers, city residents, frequent city visitors and tourists
 

 

www.sydneyarchitecture.com 

links

View Sydney City video (new window).
  See an interactive version of project’s development application.